Art & Design Teacher 0.4, Brent

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Ashley CollegeBrent

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: MPS1-UPS3 + 1 SEN
Contract term: Permanent

Ashley College - Building Confidence for the Future

Ashley College is a pupil referral unit catering for vulnerable pupils with medical health needs. The College provides support up to 20 KS3-KS4 pupils at the centre at any one time.

Ashley College has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and is set in an attractive location that benefits from excellent transport links. Our teachers manage their subject areas. As a small team of dedicated staff, some teach more than one subject so that we can deliver a broad, personalised and diverse curriculum, which caters for the needs of individual pupils in a nurturing environment. Our centre based group sizes are small, with no more than 8 pupils per class and our students make excellent progress from their starting points.

Our teachers provide support and a wide range of qualifications to our students including GCSE and Functional Skills, where relevant. We have an excellent CPD programme rooted in evidence based practice, ample opportunities for collaboration with colleagues, as well as termly staff wellbeing sessions. Staff have free access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme. The role advertised is centre based but we also run a home tuition service for KS1-KS4 pupils who cannot attend school. 

Our ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ philosophy extends to our therapeutic curriculum and students are taught life skills such as cookery, preparing for work life and also participate in yoga, Qi Gong, gym and gardening.

Through the promotion of our core values of resilience, self-confidence, tolerance, self-esteem, and respect provide a safe and nurturing environment where children and young people feel listened to, valued, supported, gain confidence and thrive, ready to face challenges. Our aim is ‘Building confidence for the future’

THE POST: Art & Design Teacher

  • To lead on and teach Art & Design in accordance with appropriate syllabus and in the context of the aims of Ashley College and the needs of students. We currently deliver Art & Design at key stage 3 and 4
  • To work as part of the Ashley College team providing high quality teaching to individuals and groups of students in at least one curriculum area
  • If the right candidate has the ability to teach Food Technology to GCSE, a 0.8 contract will be considered. 
  • To enable the Ashley College team to fulfil statutory and regulatory roles in line with national and local policies, regulations and guidance
  • To demonstrate a commitment to continuously improve the delivery and quality of service to students, parents/carers, partner agencies, colleagues and managers
  • To work in partnership with families and colleagues in schools to provide excellent education whilst students are out of mainstream school and reintegration support
  • To contribute to the provision of the highest quality pastoral support to meet the holistic needs of all students and their families and to act as tutor to an identified cohort of students
  • To carry out all the duties and responsibilities outlined in the latest Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and to uphold and strive to fully meet the Teachers’ Standards
  • To be flexible and adaptable, willing to train and be prepared to deliver on a range of responsibilities as the needs of Ashley College evolve, commensurate to their role and job description

The Person:

  • Have a passion for teaching children and young people with health needs
  • Be an innovative and strategic thinker with visionary ideas
  • Be an excellent practitioner
  • Lead by example and act as a strong role model to students
  • Have a positive, can do attitude with staff and students
  • Have a proven track record of achieving outstanding student attainment through own practice
  • Be an effective team player and value every aspect of the school
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students and staff
  • Be an active learner, who constantly strives to improve, with the desire to progress

In return we can offer support and encouragement, a team where you will be valued and developed with the opportunity to gain experience across all aspects of the college’s work and its leadership. Being part of our team and making a difference to our, often very vulnerable, children and young people is in itself a rewarding post.

We welcome applications from dynamic and innovative professionals who share our passion for supporting vulnerable young people with often complex medical conditions, mental health needs and emotional disorders or a combination of these.

How to Apply:

Please see the job description/person specification and download an application form, you may also do this through our website:

For your information, please note the following when completing your application:

  • Read the job description and person specification carefully
  • Complete a supporting statement as part of the application form, making sure you address each of the criteria indicated  in the person specification

Applicants may only be shortlisted if they indicate in their application that they meet the shortlisting criteria on the Person Specification. To apply for the position please email your completed application form and supporting statement to Christine Cahillane, Business Manager at:

You are welcome to visit the College on Friday 17th May. Please phone the office on 020 8937 3330 to arrange.

Important Information about this role:

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check:

Successful applicants will be required to obtain an Enhanced DBS check considered satisfactory by the Council.  The London Borough of Brent is an Equal Opportunities employer and having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us.  This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences.  We will not unfairly discriminate against you on the basis of conviction or other details revealed. 

However, we are also fully committed to protecting our vulnerable clients and will fully comply with the DBS code of practice.  For a copy of the code, please visit or request a copy from Human Resources. 

Failure to disclose information or providing deliberate false information in order to gain employment may lead to your dismissal or a withdrawal of an offer of employment.

Rehabilitation of offenders Act

This post is exempt from section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974, as the duties give you access to persons who are under the age of 18. Applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions, which would be regarded as spent for other purposes

More about Ashley College
Type: Pupil Referral Unit(PRU)
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Address: Ashley Gardens, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8NP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8937 3330